Hundreds of vacancies at SAA, SAX, Denel

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There are thousands of vacancies at South Africa’s cash-strapped state-owned enterprises, with Transnet alone looking to fill 4 459 posts, according to Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan.

Hogan said Eskom has 1 228 vacancies, South African Airways 607, South African Express 39 and Broadband Infraco 77, the South African Press Association reports.

Arms manufacturer Denel has 68 jobs to fill and the South African Forestry Company (Safcol) 135, she said in reply to a parliamentary question by the Freedom Front. Alexkor,the state diamond company, has four vacancies. Hogan said the parastatals have a recruitment policies system in place to fill their vacant posts.